Wondering what went right this week in the conservation world? We’ve got you covered with our Conservation Optimism Round-Up! Each week we are collating stories of optimism from around the globe so that you never miss your dose of Monday Motivation.

1. A rare plant reappeared in Norfolk, UK, after more than a century in hiding

“The pinkish-flowered plant, known as grass-poly, was found growing on the banks of an old farmland pond in Norfolk.”

2. Kākā population are soaring in North Island forest, New Zealand

“The population of kākā in a North Island forest is soaring, having quadrupled over the last 20 years, according to long-term Department of Conservation monitoring.”

3. The Maharashtra government decided to notify the Angria Bank, located in the Arabian Sea as a “designated area”

“In a remarkable step towards the conservation of our pristine marine habitats, the State Government of Maharashtra has recommended the proposal for the notification of Angria Bank as a ‘Designated Area’ under the Maritime Zones Act, 1976, requesting the proposal to be forwarded to the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.”

4. World Land Trust supporters funded the expansion of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest Reserve

“Acres of Brazil’s life-packed Atlantic Forest have now been successfully bought under protection in a conservation win that is building back fragments of this vulnerable ecosystem.”

5. European Parliament voted to ban lead ammunition in wetlands across the EU

“Following the final approval of Member States, the EU can finally remove lead from our wetlands and save millions of wild birds from slow painful death. “

6. A Malagasy community won global recognition for saving its lake

“A community association charged with managing Lake Andranobe in central Madagascar has won this year’s Equator Prize from the UNDP in the category ‘Nature for Water.'”

7. Effort to rescue endangered turtles became a Thanksgiving odyssey

“It was an amazing rallying of support,” Ms. Sampson said. “The Tennessee Aquarium folks were getting ready for turkey day, not thinking about this at all, and they rallied to help us out.”

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